The Senate will monopolize the role in a week without plenary session in Congress

Next week there will not be full in Congress, but in the Senate, which has advanced one session of its calendar to compensate for the suppression of another in the week prior to the elections of Galicia and the Basque Country, so that its activity will monopolize These days political prominence.

The plenary session of the Upper House will begin on Tuesday at four in the afternoon, with a control session that will not be attended by the President of the Government, Pedro Sánchez, who already met last week with his monthly appearance in the Senate, so that it will be the members of his cabinet who will respond to the senators.

Regarding the scope of control to the Government, the focus will be on the interpellation of the PP on the so-called Delcygate to which the Foreign Minister, Arancha González Laya, will answer, after two consecutive plenary sessions absent from the hemicycle.

His absence prevented him from informing the Chamber of the controversial meeting at the Barajas airport between Minister José Luis Ábalos and the Vice President of Venezuela, Delcy Rodríguez, although the PP has protested because he understands that he should be the Transport holder himself, and not the Foreign Office, who will report the case.

Another point of interest will come from the hand of the question registered by the PP to try to find out what objectives the Executive pursues with the negotiating table between the Government and the Generalitat released this week in Moncloa, with the presence of Sánchez and the Catalan president , Quim Torra.

The general secretary of the popular group, Salomé Pradas, will question the Government about "the objectives pursued by the Government with the meeting held with Catalan independence parties on February 26".

However, the senators of ERC and Junts per Catalunya will not raise any questions on the Catalan table, while the spokeswoman for Citizens, Lorena Roldán, will ask for explanations about the "equality policies" of the Coalition Executive.

The effects of the so-called Google rate, the public deficit, the 2030 Agenda, the treatment that women victims of sexual crimes receive at the police station, the risk of breaking the Social Security model or autonomous financing will be other issues that will be addressed in the session at the request of the various groups.

The Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) and the migration and asylum policy carried out by the Government will be subject to interpellations, and among the motions are one on the reform of the crime of sedition and another on the cut of the functions of the Senate recognized in the Budget Stability Law.

In the week of the celebration on March 8 of Women's Day, the PSOE has decided to debate a motion through which the Senate "expresses its will to proclaim equality between men and women" and proposes to end the violence of gender and fight for "real equality".

The plenary session, which will last until Wednesday, will have its legislative dimension in the debate and voting of the agreements submitted by Congress on the deficit path and the so-called "expenditure ceiling" for 2020 and 2021 that were endorsed in the last Full House.

The Government will not have a greater problem to carry out both initiatives if the votes that are allowed in Congress to give them a green light are reproduced thanks to the abstention of ERC and EH Bildu.

Meanwhile, in Congress, the president of the Supreme Court, Carlos Lesmes, will present on Monday the reports of this court and the General Council of the Judiciary (CGPJ) of 2019 and on Thursday the Minister of Social Security, José Luis Escrivá, appears in the Toledo Pact Commission.


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